OLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
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COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 5
OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION 5
FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 6
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 11
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 14
THE CURRICULUM 15
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 18
GRADUATE STUDY 18
GRADING SYSTEM 18
TUITION AND FEES 19
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 19
STUDENT LOAN FUNDS 20
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE 20
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT 20
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS 21
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 22
OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERINARIANS 22
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEMBERS EX OFFICIO
William G. Stratton, Governor of Illinois Springfield
Georgi T. Wilkins, Superintendent of Public Instruction .... Springfield
Wirt Herrick 118 Warner Court, Clinton
Mrs. Frances B. Watkins 5454 Cornell Avenue, Chicago 15
Kinney E. Williamson Sixth Floor, Lehmann Building, Peoria 2
Earl M. Hughes Hughes Farms, Route 1, Woodstock
Wayne A. Johnston 135 E. Eleventh Place, Chicago 5
Timothy W. Swain 912 Central National Bank Building, Peoria 2
Howard W. Clement 38 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago 3
Richard A. Harewood 733 E. Seventy-fifth Street, Chicago 19
Harold Pogue 705 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD
Kenney E. Williamson, President Peoria
Anthony J. Janata, Secretary Urbana
Herbert O. Farber, Comptroller Urbana
Clarence W. Weldon, Treasurer Chicago
OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION
David Dodds Henry, Ph.D., LL.D., HH.D., Litt.D., L.H.D., D.Sc.Ed., Ped.D.
President of the University
Gordon N. Ray, Ph.D., Litt.D., Vice-President and Provost
Herbert Otis Farber, A.M., C.P.A., Vice-President and Comptroller
Anthony James Janata, A.B., Executive Assistant to the President
Frederick Theodore Wall, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate College
Fred Harold Turner, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Charles Wilson Sanford, Ph.D., Dean of Admissions and Records
THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Carl Alfred Brandly, D.V.M., M.S., Dean of the College; Professor of Veterinary
Microbiology and Public Health
Robert Graham, B.S., D.V.M., Dean of the College and Professor of Veterinary
Pathology and Hygiene, Emeritus
Joseph Ortan Alberts, V.M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
Hygiene: Head of Department
Thomas Robert Bonner Barr, M.R.C.V.S., M.V.Sc, Instructor in Veterinary
Pathology and Hygiene
John Conner Bartley, B.S., D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Physiology and
Paul Donald Beamer, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
Loyd Edwin Boley, D.V.M., M.S., Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine ;
Head of Department
Bruce Orr Brodie, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Marion Emeline Compton, B.S., R.N., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and
Denzil Ellis Dees, M.S., D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Physiology and
Deam Hunter Ferris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
Thomas Edward Fritz, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Christina Garwood, B.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Lyle Eugene Hanson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology
Harry Jr. Hardenbrook, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical
Ray Davenport Hatch, D.V.M., M.S., Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Lloyd Champ Helper, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Alvin Bernard Hoerlein, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
Sohan Lai. Issar, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Virginia Ruth Ivens, B.S., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Merlin LeMoyne Kaeberi.e, D.V.M., M.S., Fellow in Veterinary Medical Science
Julius Peter Kreier, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and
Marilyn Larson, A.B., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Norman Dion Levins, Ph.D., Professoi <>i Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Donald RoBERI LlNOARD, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and
Roger Paui Link, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor <>t Veterinary Physiology and
IMi, H in. ii ologi
Marjoru Elizabeth Losch, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
'.< i l»\ M. [nstructoi in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
a Malhotra, B.\ s . M.S.. Assist. int in Veterinary Physiology and
l'h. ii iii.M ology
John Patrick M l»\ M , M.S., [nstructoi in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
i. Mansfield, lis. DAM, Associat< Profess I Veterinary
Krishna Xandan Mehra, M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Ram Xarain Mohan, L.V.P., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Dl w Irwin Newton, DA.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Physiology and
Richard Albert Xotzold, M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
Raymond Edgar Olsen, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Thomas Neil Phillips, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Jesse Ronald Pickard, D.V.M., M.S., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Extension
Elwood Frank Reber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology and
Elizabeth Jeane Reeves, M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
Harry Elmer Rhoades, M.S., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology and
Alvin Harold Safanie, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and
Lorenz Edward St. Clair, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and
Histology; Head of Department
Jesse Sampson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor of Veterinary Physiology and Pharma-
cology; Head of Department
Wilhelm Friedrich Schaeffler, D.V.M., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and
Alfred George Schiller, D.V.M., M.S., Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical
John Edward Schmidt, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
Robert George Scholtens, D.V.M., Fellow in Veterinary Medical Science
Robert Lee Schricker, D.V.M., M.S., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and
Erwin Small, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Ernest Victor Stromlund, D.V.M., Instructor in Veterinary Anatomy and
Joseph Szanto, D.V.M., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Richard Martin Thomas, D.V.M., M.S., Instructor in Veterinary Pathology and
Harry Everett Walburg, Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Fellow in Veterinary Medical Science
Stanley Dean Warner, D.V.M., Assistant in Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene
Adolf Michael Watrach, M.R.C.V.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Veterinary
Pathology and Hygiene
George Theodore Woods, D.V.M., M.P.H., M.S., Assistant Professor of Veterinary
COOPERATING STAFF MEMBERS
From the Library
Marian Theresa Estep, A.M., Veterinary Medicine Librarian (with rank of
From the State Department of Agriculture
Patrick Carl Matchette, B.S., Chemist I
David Daniel Myers, D.V.M., Animal Pathologist I
Edwin Ivan Pilchard, Jr., D.V.M., Veterinarian III (Supervisor)
Mrs. Marian Ann Watrach, M.S., Bacteriologist I
1959 — FIRST SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Sept. 8, Tues. ■ — Sept. 11, Fri.
New student week and registration Sept. 14, Mon. — Sept. 19, Sat.
Instruction begins . Sept. 21, Mon.
Thanksgiving vacation begins Nov. 25, Wed., 1 p.m.
Thanksgiving vacation ends Nov. 30, Mon., 1 p.m.
Illinois Day (State admitted to the Union, 1818) Dec. 3, Thurs.
Christmas vacation begins Dec. 19, Sat., 1 p.m.
Christmas vacation ends Jan. 4, Mon., 1 p.m.
Study Day (classes dismissed) Jan. 21, Thurs.
Semester examinations Jan. 22, Fri. — Jan. 30, Sat.
1960 — SECOND SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Feb. 2, Tues. — Feb. 5, Fri.
Registration Feb. 8, Mon. — Feb. 10, Wed.
Instruction begins Feb. 11, Thurs.
University Day (University opened, 1868) March 2, Wed.
Spring vacation begins April 12, Tues., 1 p.m.
Spring vacation ends April 18, Mon., 1 p.m.
Honors Day (lasses dismissed at noon) April 29, Fri.
Memorial Day (holiday) May 30, Mon.
Study Day (lasses dismissed) May 30, Mon.
Semestei examinations May 31, Tues.- — June 8, Wed.
( ommencemenl exercises .!>"»<' 18, Sat.
I960 — SUMMER SESSION
Entrance examinations J un( ' 7, Tues. - June in. In.
tration June 20, Mon.
Instruction begins June 21, lues.
Independence Da) (lasses dismissed July i, Mon.
Summei session examinations Aug. 12, Fri. Aug. 13, Sat.
1960 — FIRST SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Sept. 6, Tues. — Sept. 9, Fri.
New student week and registration Sept. 12, Mon. — Sept. 17, Sat.
Instruction begins Sept. 19, Mon.
Thanksgiving vacation begins Nov. 23, Wed., 1 p.m.
Thanksgiving vacation ends Nov. 28, Mon., 8 a.m.
Illinois Day (State admitted to the Union, 1818) Dec. 3, Sat.
Christmas vacation begins Dec. 17, Sat., 1 p.m.
Christmas vacation ends Jan. 3, Tues., 1 p.m.
Study Day (classes dismissed) Jan. 19, Thurs.
Semester examinations Jan. 20, Fri. — Jan. 28, Sat.
1961 — SECOND SEMESTER
Entrance examinations Jan. 31, Tues. — Feb. 3, Fri.
Registration Feb. 6, Mon. — Feb. 8, Wed.
Instruction begins Feb. 9, Thurs.
University Day (University opened, 1868) March 2, Thurs.
Spring vacation begins March 25, Sat., 1 p.m.
Spring vacation ends April 3, Mon., 1 p.m.
Honors Day (classes dismissed at noon) May 5, Fri.
Memorial Day (holiday) May 30, Tues.
Study Day (classes dismissed) May 30, Tues.
Semester examinations May 31, Wed. — June 8, Thurs.
Commencement exercises June 17, Sat.
1961 — SUMMER SESSION
Entrance examinations June 6, Tues. — June 9, Fri.
Registration June 19, Mon.
Instruction begins June 20, Tues.
Independence Day (classes dismissed) July 4, Tues.
Summer session examinations Aug. 11, Fri. — Aug. 12, Sat.
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
The College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Illinois was
established in 1944. A professional four-year course leading to the Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree was activated in 1948, and the
first class of the College was graduated in 1952. During 1957, the College
was advanced from an undergraduate to a professional status.
Although one of the newer colleges of the University of Illinois, the
College is not a newcomer from the standpoint of tradition. A course in
veterinary science was taught at the University as early as 1870, three
years after the institution was chartered as the Illinois Industrial Uni-
versity. In 1899, a Department of Veterinary Science was established in
the College of Agriculture. This department was replaced by the Division
of Pathology and Hygiene in 1917. Two years later, a barn at the south
end of the campus was remodeled and designated as the Animal Pa-
thology Laboratory and Clinic Building.
In 1927, a part-time program of extension teaching was formally
organized and emphasis was placed on sanitation, herd and flock man-
agement, laboratory aids in diagnosis, and the prevention and control of
infectious abortion in cattle and swine. Four years later, the Illinois State
Department of Agriculture began cooperating with the Division of Ani-
mal Pathology and Hygiene on routine diagnostic work for the entire
livestock industry of the state. A similar arrangement is now in effect
between the State Department of Agriculture and the College of Vet-
In 1940, the Division of Animal Pathology and Hygiene became a
Department in the College of Agriculture. This unit was made one of
the four departments of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1944.
A major objective of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to aid
Illinois farmers in combating livestock diseases. The prevention and con-
trol of diseases of all species of animals is, however, the responsibility and
obligation of the College. This is accomplished, in part, by extensive
training of qualified students in the art and practice of veterinary medi-
cine. Another important objective is public health. A phase of public
health work invokes suppressing diseases transmissible between animals
and human beings. Three major activities — teaching, public service,
and research — serve in the fulfillment of these objectives by the College.
Teaching is of two kinds — resident and extension. Resident teaching
is at the undergraduate, professional, and graduate levels. Extension
teaching is carried on largely in rural communities but reaches into urban
areas. It includes on-campus meetings, conferences, and special courses.
CLASS IN VETERINARY ANATOMY
The service program incorporates the important functions of disease
detection and diagnosis. Many people take advantage of the services pro-
vided by the large and small clinics, the diagnostic laboratory, and
ambulatory service. Operation of these services also provides valuable
teaching materials for students.
Research toward better means and methods of overcoming the
hazards and ravages of diseases is another important function of the Col-
lege. Many of the College's research projects are concerned with danger-
ous communicable diseases including studies on leptospirosis, tuberculosis,
brucellosis, and rabies — diseases transmissible from animals to man.
Metabolic and deficiency diseases require major investigations also.
The College now occupies the veterinary medical basic sciences unit
located on Pennsylvania Avenue. The four-story, modern, brick building,
considered one of the finest of its type in the country, provides offices,
laboratories, and classrooms essential for teaching and research.
The veterinary medical students have access to the excellent Univer-
sity library and to other college libraries on the campus in addition to
their own library located on the second floor of the Veterinary Medicine
Building. The veterinary medical library contains approximately seven
thousand volumes covering the broad area which constitutes veterinary
medicine and related subjects.
A modern annex for diagnosis and research joins the main building.
The Large Animal Clinic, a spacious unit of attractive design, is
located on Maryland Avenue south of the basic science unit. Completed
in October, 1955, it is designed to accommodate fifty large animal
patients. Included in this building are modern surgery and X-ray facil-
ities, pharmacy, recovery rooms, a room for spraying or dipping animals,
and a feed-storage room. The west side opens into an enclosed service
and exercise court.
The Small Animal Clinic remains in the old Veterinary Clinic build-
ing, located at Sixth Street and Taft Drive, until new small animal
facilities are added. These facilities will join the Large Animal Clinic
Much of the important research in veterinary medicine is conducted
by the Department of Veterinary Research in the Agricultural Experi-
ment Station. An eighty-acre farm on South Race Street, four miles from
the College, provides extensive facilities for research with various diseases.
A minimum of two years of preveterinary medical instruction is re-
quired for admission to the College. Preveterinary students may register
in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Equivalent preveterinary
instruction may be taken at other recognized institutions. Preveterinary
medical training does not automatically guarantee admission to the Col-
Applicants for admission to the College must present not less than
sixty semester hours of acceptable credit from a recognized college or
university. Hours earned in military training or physical education are
not counted in this total. The sixty semester hours must be distributed
Chemistry (including organic and quantitative analysis) 16
Biological Science (botany and general zoology) 8
Physics (including laboratory) 8
Foreign Language 6
English Composition and Rhetoric 6
Electives in not less than two of the following fields: economics (including agricultural eco-
nomics), fins arts, language, geography, history, literature, philosophy, political science,
psychology, sociology, speech. Approximately one-half of these credits should be in
the social sciences 9
Free Electives 7
Proficiency in the use of written English is required. Students who
receive grades of C or D in Rhetoric 102 or its equivalent are required
to pass an English qualifying examination. Those who fail to pass this
examination are required to complete an extra semester course in
rhetoric (Rhetoric 200).
Limitation of enrollment of students in the professional curriculum
is mandatory because of limited facilities. In selecting students for admis-
sion, scholarship in preveterinary medical work and character references
are considered. Aptitude testing, professional and other, together with
.id interviews also serve in the careful screening of students. Prefer-
- nee i- given to residents of Illinois and to Illinois service veterans.
Applications lor admission to the school year which begins in Sep-
tember should be submitted before March I.
Furthei information regarding ;i(linission requirements may be ob-
tained by writing to the Dean of Admissions and Records, LOOa Admin-
istration Building, University of Illinois. I rbana, Illinois.
PREVETERINARY MEDICINE CURRICULUM
Specific courses and hours listed apply to preveterinary medicine stu-
dents attending the University of Illinois.
First Semester 15 to 18 Hours Second Semester 16 to 19 Hours
Rhetoric and Composition (Rhet. 101) 3 Rhetoric and Composition (Rhet. 102) 3
General Zoology (Zool. 101) 5 General Botany (Bot. 100) 4
General Chemistry (Chem. 101 or 102). . 5 or 3 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative
Trigonometry (Math. 114 or 104) 2 or 3 Analysis (Chem. 105) 5
Military (men) 1 Military (men) 1
Physical Education 1 Physical Education 1
Electives 2 Electives 4 to 7
First Semester 16 to 18 Hours Second Semester 16 to 18 Hours
General Physics (Physics 101) 5 General Physics (Physics 102) 5
Language 1 4 Language 1 4
Quantitative Analysis (Chem. 122), or Organic Chemistry (Chem. 133), or
Organic Chemistry (Chem. 133) 5 Quantitative Analysis (Chem. 122) 5
Military (men) 1 Military (men) 1
Physical Education 1 Physical Education 1
Electives 2 to 4 Electives 2 to 4
1 The student's attention is called to the advantages of continuing with the same foreign language
as was accepted for admission to the preveterinary curriculum. Four years of credit in lan-
guages in high school are accepted as fulfilling the requirement for two semesters of language.
The first two years in the College of Veterinary Medicine are de-
voted largely to basic professional subjects such as anatomy, biochemistry,
physiology, bacteriology, pathology, parasitology, and pharmacology.
These courses are the foundation for the applied work of the final two
years. In addition to the basic courses, selected courses are required in
animal science and dairy science.
The third year represents a transitional stage in the training of the
professional student. The courses are of semiapplied and applied nature
and form a bridge between the fundamental work of the first two years
and the clinical work of the fourth year. These courses include special
pathology, pharmacology, general and special surgery, diseases of small
animals, diseases of large animals, breeding problems and obstetrics,
plant and other poisonings, and clinical and laboratory practice.
In keeping with the modern trend in veterinary medical education,
approximately two-thirds of the instruction in the fourth year is in
clinical and laboratory practice. This gives students full opportunity to
apply knowledge gained in the classroom and laboratory to the diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of animal diseases. Courses in radiology,
diseases of poultry, infectious diseases of large animals, food hygiene and
public health, jurisprudence, business methods and ethics, and seminar
complete the period of formal education.
In the third and fourth years, the class is divided into groups which
rotate through the various clinical services. Each year the senior class
spends two days at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Experiment Station
at Robbs, Illinois, where the students participate in the fall round-up
and gain valuable experience in the handling and treating of range
cattle. During the spring semester, seniors take field trips to selected
packing and food processing plants in the Chicago and other areas. They
also have opportunity for practical observations and contact with public
health agencies and their activities; also with zoological gardens and
animal colonies for research.
Graduating seniors may apply for commissions in the Veterinary
Reserve Corps of the Army or Air Force, as well as in the United States
Public Health Service.
DISCUSSION OF A COMPLICATED DISLOCATION IN A SETTER DOG
VETERINARY MEDICINE CURRICULUM
F| RST YEAR Credit c|Qck
First Semester Hours Hours
An. Sci. 102 — Principles of Feeding 3 4
Chem. 354 — Biochemistry 5 9
V.A. 311 — Gross Anatomy 5 12
V.A. 313 — Histology and Embry-
ology 5 10
V.P.H. 319 — Veterinary History
and Orientation 1 1
Total 19 36
An. Sci. 103 — Breeds and Market
Classes of Livestock 3 5
V.P.H. 323 — Bacteriology and
Immunology 5 9
V.P.H. 324 — Parasitology 4 4
V.P.H. 327— Parasitology 2 6
V.P.P. 321— Physiology 4 8
Total 18 32
V.A. 315 — Applied Anatomy 1 2
V.C.M. 331— Diseases of Small
Animals 5 5
V.C.M. 335 — General Surgery. . . 3 5
V.C.M. 337 — Clinical and Labora-
tory Practice 2 6
V.P.H. 326— Special Pathology. . . 5 9
V.P.H. 339— Clinical Pathology . . 2 4
V.P.P. 330 — Pharmacology 3 4
Total 21 35
V.C.M. 341 — Infectious Diseases of
Large Animals 5 5
V.C.M. 343— Radiology 2 2
V.C.M. 345— Seminar 1 1
V.C.M. 347 — Clinical and Labora-
tory Practice 8 28
V.P.H. 349— Diseases of Poultry . 3 3
Total 19 39
Second Semester Hours Hours
An. Nutr. 351 — Principles of
Nutrition 3 3
Bact. 300 — General Microbiology 5 9
D.S. 100 — Introduction to Dairy
Production 3 4
V.A. 312 — Gross Anatomy 5 12
V.A. 314— Histology and Embry-
ology 5 10
Total 21 38
An. Sci. 110 — Plant and Animal
Genetics 3 4
An. Sci. 304 — Poultry Manage-
ment 4 5
V.P.H. 325— General Pathology.. 5 9
V.P.P. 322— Physiology 4 8
V.P.P. 329 — Pharmacology 4 5
Total 20 31
Bot. 226 — Poisonous Plants 2 4
V.C.M. 333 — Breeding Problems
and Obstetrics 5 7
V.C.M. 334 — Diseases of Large
Animals 5 5
V.C.M. 336 — Special Surgery. ... 5 10
V.C.M. 338 — Clinical and Labora-
tory Practice 2 6
V.P.H. 332 — Principles of Sanita-
tion in the Processing and Han-
dling of Foods 2 4
Total 21 36
Accy. 203 — Business and Account-
ing Methods 2 2
V.C.M. 340 — Jurisprudence and
Ethics 2 2
V.C.M. 346— Seminar 1 1
V.C.M. 348 — Clinical and Labora-
tory Practice 8 26
V.P.H. 344 — Food Hygiene and
Public Health 5 8
Total 18 39
Students who have passed all courses in the first two years of the
veterinary medical curriculum and who have an average of 3.0 or better
in these courses are eligible for the degree of Bachelor of Science in
Students who have passed all courses in the veterinary medical cur-
riculum and who have an average of 3.0 or better in these courses are
eligible for the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
A program of graduate study leading to advanced degrees — Master
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy — in Veterinary Medical Science is
offered. Students may specialize in any of the subject areas of the College.
Research programs are both fundamental and applied. The major objec-
tive of graduate study is to qualify the student for veterinary medical
W li. teaching, and clinical specialities.
Grade designations are A. 11. C, I), and E. I) is the lowest passing
grade and E is failure. The computation of individual averages is as
follows: A ~> points; B I: C 3; I) = 2; and E = 1. The < redil
points foi .i course are computed 1>\ multiplying the (ted it hours by the
i redil points of the letter grade.
TUITION AND FEES
There are certain fixed expenses that each student should be prepared
to meet. The list below covers fixed fees and expenses for two semesters:
Tuition — Illinois residents $150.00
Laboratory, library, and supply fee 22.00
Hospital-medical-surgical insurance fee 14.00
Illini Union service charge 14.00
Textbooks (approximate) 75.00
Supplies (approximate) 35.00
Total — Illinois residents $310.00
Students are not required to purchase microscopes.
Room and board costs vary from $640 to $820 yearly, depending on
the accommodations. University-owned residence halls provide both
room and board. A list of approved houses is available at the office of the
off-campus housing supervisor, located in Illini Hall (see page 21 for
further information) .
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
Students in the College of Veterinary Medicine compete with other
University students for University honors and scholarships. In addition,
there are several scholarships exclusively for veterinary medical students,
including the following:
Dr. H. Preston Hoskins Scholarship. This scholarship is given an-
nually to the student editor for the coming year. Sponsoring organizations
are the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago
Veterinary Medical Association.
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship Award.
Fifty dollars is given to the senior student with the highest scholastic
average for the four-year professional course.
A number of prizes, including those listed below, are available to
stimulate initiative and offer financial reward to deserving College of
Veterinary Medicine students. Not all these prizes are awarded each year.
Women's Auxiliary of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Award. Fifty dollars is presented to the student doing the most to ad-
vance the standing of the veterinary profession on campus.
Dr. Lester E. Fisher Award. Fifty dollars is given for proficiency in
small animal clinical work.
Arthur D. Goldhaft Poultry Award. Fifty dollars is awarded by the
Vineland Poultry Laboratories to the senior student who writes the best
essay on poultry disease problems.
Illinois Veterinary Alumni Association Award. Twenty-five dollars is
presented for proficiency in clinical medicine.
Moss Essay Contest. The winner of first place in this contest receives
$25: second place, $15; and third place, $10.
STUDENT LOAN FUNDS
Certain loan funds have been established to aid University students.
These funds are available to students in the College of Veterinary Medi-
cine. Usually loans are not made to students in their first year at the
The Women's Auxiliary- of the American Veterinary Medical Asso-
ciation has a loan fund for worthy students in Veterinary Medicine.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE
The Health Service of the University provides routine clinical, labora-
tory, and X-ray services for all students. Consultation is available on
personal matters of a medical nature and on dental and psychiatric
In addition, students are eligible for admission and may receive scrv-
u • s .is outpatients at McKinley Hospital, which operates on campus
under the Health Service. Hospitalization for students is covered by stu-
dent insurance. A Health Service physician is in residence at the hospital
after the regular hours of the Health Center. He provides emergency
service and admits patients to the hospital if they have not been seen
by a private physician prior to admission.
Many students work part-time while attending school. Because of the
largt riumbei oi classroom hours required oi veterinary students, how-
<mi. it js recommended thai outside work be kept at a minimum.
At present, a few veterinary medical students are employed on the
research Farm as animal caretakers and as laboratory assistants in other
University departments. Such work offers both income and valuable
experience to the prospective veterinarian. Other veterinary students are
employed in board or board-and-room jobs. The student employment
office, a division of the Dean of Students' office, provides information and
assistance to the student who needs part-time work.
The Housing Division provides current information on all types of
accommodations for undergraduate, graduate, married, and single stu-
dents. It issues application forms for space in University-operated resi-
dence halls, provides lists of rooms available in other approved residences,
and supervises standards of safety, health, comfort, and study conditions
in housing units in which undergraduate and professional men and
Students are requested to contact the Housing Division by mail or
in person immediately after applying for admission to the University.
They will then receive copies of the Handbook of Student Housing, lists
of current vacancies, area maps, etc., and will be given definite instruc-
tions on how to apply for space in the particular type units in which they
are interested and which will best serve their individual needs.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Students in Veterinary Medicine center their activities around the
student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Similar
organizations, all sponsored by the A.V.M.A., are found at all recognized
veterinary schools and colleges in the United States and Canada. Faculty
and student representatives from each student chapter meet annually at
the national convention of the Association to discuss common problems.
Activities of the student chapter at Illinois include social gatherings
such as the annual freshman welcome, alumni dance, student-staff spring
picnic and spring dinner-dance. Guest speakers on many phases of vet-
erinary medicine and other subjects appear on semi-monthly programs.
The chapter sponsors intramural athletic teams such as basketball, foot-
ball, softball, and bowling.
Graduates of the College have formed the University of Illinois Vet-
erinary Medical Alumni Association. The Association is designed to
create broader professional acquaintances among the members, to provide
an opportunity for greater professional knowledge, to maintain contact
with the College, and to assist the faculty and student body.
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF THE STUDENT CHAPTER
OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The Auxiliary of the Illinois student chapter is open to wives of vet-
erinary medical students. The auxiliary meets monthly in the auditorium
of the Veterinary Medicine Building to hear guest speakers on topics
related to the veterinary medical profession as well as other topics. One
member is offered the opportunity of attending the annual meeting of
the A.V.M.A., and the following semester, reports on the activities of
sister auxiliaries. Also, the group sponsors other social events such as
wives' banquet for husbands, a farewell party for wives, and other
Athletic facilities at the University include Memorial Stadium, which
seats 71,000 and serves for football games and track meets. The George
Huff Gymnasium is used for basketball and other University functions.
The Armory, with its cinder track and nets suspended from ceiling, per-
mits indoor track meets and early-season indoor baseball practice. Illinois
Field has freshman and varsity baseball diamonds, a quarter-mile track,
and tennis courts. The Ice Skating Rink is used for recreational skating
and physical education classes.
The Illini Union student activities organization is in charge of
many activities in the Illini Union Building and all campus activities at
Urbana-Champaign, such as Homecoming, Dad's Day, Mother's Day,
etc. The Illini Union Building has lounges, food services, meeting and
game rooms, browsing library, ticket sales and information desks, and
OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERINARIANS
A wide horizon awaits graduates in veterinary medicine. Although
60 per cenl of all veterinarians are engaged in some kind of practice,
there arc also 1>o>.hI opportunities in the public service, teaching and
researchj publi< health, national, state, and local regulatory and inspec-
tion activities, food sanitation and related activities. There are increas-
ing needs and opportunities lor graduate veterinarians interested in
tea< Inn", in* hiding extension and research, as a career. The commercial
world needs veterinary medical skill in the production of biological and
LARGE ANIMAL CLINIC
pharmaceutical products, in the promotion and sale of such products,
and in field service work.
The United States Department of Agriculture maintains a full-
time staff of about 1,500 veterinarians whose principal assignments con-
sist of inspecting meat in federally inspected packing plants and port,
and field work in animal disease detection, suppression, and eradication.
By inspecting animals before, at the time of, and after slaughter, as well
as during processing operations, veterinarians detect and bar from public
channels unsafe meat and meat products.
Other opportunities in the Department of Agriculture include stock-
yards supervision, poultry inspection, enforcement of import and export
regulations, research work on animal health problems, and licensing
supervision over the manufacture of serums and vaccines for animals.
The Army and Air Force also require a substantial number of
veterinarians for the inspection of foods, especially meat and dairy
products, to prevent unwholesome or poor-quality foods from being
served to troops; and for diagnosis and research. Other agencies that
employ veterinarians are the United States Public Health Service and
the Food and Drug Administration. United States veterinarians also
serve with international agencies such as the World Health Organization
and the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau.
Many states and municipalities employ veterinarians for disease con-
trol and eradication work. They cooperate with federal and local veter-
inarians, private practitioners, and public health veterinarians in testing
cattle, inspecting sanitary conditions in packing houses, and in inspect-
ing meat, milk, and other animal food products.
Rapid developments in the nuclear sciences with problems arising
from possible widespread contamination by radio-active fallouts have
alerted the public to the need for more attention to veterinary medical
aspects of this danger, namely, the exposure of food-producing animals.
Veterinarians will be concerned with ways to protect the health of these
animals and thus provide a safeguard for this important source of food
for our growing population.
Other opportunities of a more limited nature include work in zoos
and public parks, racing stables, animal colonies for medical and veter-
inary medical research, fur farming, circuses, on cattle ranches, and
with humane societies.
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
1956-1959 DR. FRANK F. ADAMS, MT. CARMEL
1957-1959 DR. W. J. ANGERER, ATKINSON
1957-1959 DR. PAUL GAMBREL, WINNEBAGO
1957-1960 DR. CECIL A. KRAKOWER, OAK PARK
1956-1959 DR. CLIFFORD A. LEMEN, WARRENSBURG
1957-1960 DR. E. E. LUTZ, CHAMPAIGN
1958-1960 MR. RUSSELL V. McKEE, WASHBURN
1957-1960 DR. C. M. RODGERS, BLANDINSVILLE
1957-1960 MR. STILLMAN J. STANARD, SPRINGFIELD
1957-1959 MR. ALBERT WEBB, EWING
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-URBANA
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